When Work Disappears: The World of the New Urban Poor

3.81 avg rating
( 574 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780394579351: When Work Disappears: The World of the New Urban Poor
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

For the first time in the 20th century, the majority of adults in the inner cities are not working. In an important and long-awaited study, one of the country's leading sociologists, the acclaimed author of The Truly Disadvantaged, analyzes the disappearance of work and its effects on the inner city of Chicago.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

An unofficial adviser to President Bill Clinton, Wilson has become a celebrity of sorts. A former University of Chicago professor, Wilson--currently on staff at Harvard--has been profiled in The New Yorker and dubbed one of America's most influential people by Time magazine. A respected thinker on issues of race and poverty, the author of The Declining Significance of Race and The Truly Disadvantaged offers his take on welfare and inner-city joblessness in When Work Disappears. Racism, Wilson argues, plays increasingly less of a role in urban problems. More significant, he claims, are changes in the global economy and the disappearance of unskilled but decent-paying jobs near cities; according to Wilson, these factors have deprived the urban working class of steady jobs, destroyed inner-city businesses, and caused younger, upwardly mobile residents to flee for the suburbs.

From the Publisher:

Scholarly Audio brings this work by one of the nation's leading scholars to you in an audiobook format that is easily accessible, time-conserving, and cost-effective. This audiobook provides a productive use of your time while you are commuting, traveling across country, exercising, gardening, or engaging in other activities that permit you to "read through your ears."

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780679724179: When Work Disappears : The World of the New Urban Poor

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0679724176 ISBN 13:  9780679724179
Publisher: Vintage, 1997
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Wilson, William Julius
Published by Knopf
ISBN 10: 0394579356 ISBN 13: 9780394579351
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Sooner Fine Books
(Tulsa, OK, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0394579356 New. Seller Inventory # LIST-15/0076

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 16.83
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

William Julius Wilson
Published by Knopf (1996)
ISBN 10: 0394579356 ISBN 13: 9780394579351
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf, 1996. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0394579356

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 24.64
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Wilson, William Julius
Published by Knopf (1996)
ISBN 10: 0394579356 ISBN 13: 9780394579351
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110394579356

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 41.30
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

William Julius Wilson
Published by Knopf (1996)
ISBN 10: 0394579356 ISBN 13: 9780394579351
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf, 1996. Paperback. Condition: New. 1. Seller Inventory # DADAX0394579356

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 41.57
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Wilson, William Julius
Published by Knopf
ISBN 10: 0394579356 ISBN 13: 9780394579351
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0394579356 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW99.0199717

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 47.49
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

William Julius Wilson
ISBN 10: 0394579356 ISBN 13: 9780394579351
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STRM-0394579356

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 77.34
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

William Julius Wilson
Published by Knopf (1996)
ISBN 10: 0394579356 ISBN 13: 9780394579351
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0394579356n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 98.04
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds